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    Communication, management and your own context

    In management the ability to communicate clearly and confidently is of key importance This free course Communication management and your own context looks at the role of language in management communication and helps you identify areas of English language you may need to develop for work or when studying for a management qualification such as an MBA It includes reading writing listening and speaking activities based on material related to the field of management and encourages you to relate these to your own work context

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    8 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    07 Jun 2019

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    In management the ability to communicate clearly and confidently is of key...
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    Galaxies, stars and planets

    This free courseGalaxies stars and planets is a general introduction including scale of the universe from the very large to the very small orbits and gravity the Solar System the Sun and other stars galaxies and the composition of astronomical objects

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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    04 Dec 2018

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    Forensic science and fingerprints

    This free course Forensic science and fingerprints covers how science can make fingerprints easier to study how they are used in court and some of the questions about the extent to which fingerprint identification is sound and scientific Students will learn the principles used in classifying and matching fingerprints often called marks

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    10 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    21 Mar 2019

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    This free course, Forensic science and fingerprints, covers how science can make...
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    Rounding and estimation

    Scientific calculators are a wonderful invention but theyre only as good as the people who use them If you often get an unexpected or ridiculous result when you press the enter button this free course Rounding and estimation is for you Learn how to do a calculation correctly and get the right answer every time

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    5 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    18 Apr 2019

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    Scientific calculators are a wonderful invention, but theyre only as good as the...
  • Introduction to European Union law

    This free course introduces the law of the European Union It provides a broad overview of the legal framework including historic dimension the discussion of competences and a synopsis of the way Member States can join and leave the European Union from a legal perspective It covers unique concepts of European Union law such as subsidiarity and how these relate to national legal systems Knowledge of law or prior legal studies to this course can be supportive but are not essential

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    12 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    26 Jul 2018

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    This free course introduces the law of the European Union. It provides a broad...
  • Introduction to differentiation

    This free course is an introduction to differentiation Section 1 looks at gradients of graphs and introduces differentiation from first principles Section 2 looks at finding derivatives of simple functions Section 3 introduces rates of change by looking at real life situations Section 4 looks at using the derivative of a function to deduce useful facts for sketching its graph Section 5 covers the second derivative test used to determine the nature of stationary points and ends by looking at rates of change including the reallife situation using differentiation to find acceleration

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    18 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    01 Nov 2018

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    This free course is an introduction to differentiation. Section 1 looks at...
  • Investigating psychology

    One of the keys to understanding psychology is to know about its history and core questions This free course Investigating psychology allows you to explore psychology using an interactive resource You can follow links to people contexts perspectives and methods to discover information images and links from across psychology The resource also links each of these people contexts perspectives and methods so you can see how each element is connected in the history of psychology

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    3 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    24 Apr 2018

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    One of the keys to understanding psychology is to know about its history and core...
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    Global warming

    Please note As part of a review of content this course will be deleted from OpenLearn on Thursday 15th July 2021This free course provides an introduction to global warming We will be considering the history of global warming by looking at the pattern of ice ages and analysis of recorded temperatures We will aim to gather meaningful information from this data We will briefly assess the impact and influence of humans on global warming and finally we will examine climate models and how to predict future changes

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    5 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    12 Aug 2016

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  • Group theory

    This free course consolidates and builds on group theory studied at OU level 2 or equivalent Section 1 describes how to construct a group called the direct product of two given groups and then describes certain conditions under which a group can be regarded as the direct product of its subgroups Section 2 describes the key properties of the structure of cyclic groups Section 3 introduces the notion of a set of generators of a group and a set of relations among the generators It then looks at a family of finite groups the dicyclic groups

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    16 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    07 Dec 2018

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    This free course consolidates and builds on group theory studied at OU level 2 or...
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    Introduction to microscopy

    This free course provides an introduction to microscopy and the operation of a simple light microscope of the type found in histology courses and teaching laboratories It outlines different methods used for preparing and staining tissue sections for microscopy and explains how different stains can be used to identify particular cells pathogens and anatomical structures

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    3 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    22 Mar 2016

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    This free course provides an introduction to microscopy and the operation of a...
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    Business English: Presenting the decision

    Do you want to relocate to the UK This free course Business English Presenting the decision will help you with the language difficulties that can arise while providing assistance with the practicalities of moving your company and relocating its employees You will also learn how other companies have approached this task

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    5 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    23 Oct 2018

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    Do you want to relocate to the UK? This free course, Business English: Presenting...
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    Experiences of learning mathematics

    This free course Experiences of learning mathematics is aimed at teachers who wish to review how they go about the practice of teaching maths those who are considering becoming maths teachers or those who are studying maths courses and would like to understand more about the teaching process

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    16 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    22 Feb 2016

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  • Making sense of mental health problems

    Over the past century there has been a radical shift in responses to people who experience mental health problems In this free course Making sense of mental health problems you will learn about how key perspectives in the field have made sense of mental health problems By directly relating key perspectives to a case study you will reflect on how the medical perspective psychological perspective and social need perspective come to make sense of mental illhealth

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    10 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    05 Mar 2020

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    Over the past century there has been a radical shift in responses to people who...
  • Aquatic mammals

    Mammals come in a bewildering variety of shapes and sizes and yet all of the 4700 or so species have some characteristics in common which justifies the inclusion of diverse types within a single group Although mammals evolved on land a number of species have become adapted to spending part or all of their lives in water and it is these mammals that you are going to concentrate on in this course You will meet some aquatic mammals find out how we can study them consider their evolutionary history and read about human impacts on one iconic group

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    5 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    25 Mar 2020

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    Mammals come in a bewildering variety of shapes and sizes and yet all of the 4700...
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    Innovation in health and social care practice

    This free course Innovation in health and social care practice focuses on how digital technology and innovation changes the expectations and job roles for health and social care practitioners You will learn about what these expectations might be on practitioners and also about common responses and criticisms that may arise from transforming practice through technology

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    4 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    16 Mar 2021

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    This free course, Innovation in health and social care practice, focuses on how...
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    Psychological research, obedience and ethics

    In this free course Psychological research obedience and ethics you will learn about the importance of ethics in research that is undertaken by psychologists You will read about the famous study on obedience conducted by Stanley Milgram and watch two psychologists talk about their research with meerkats and chimpanzees

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    5 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    15 Apr 2019

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    Eutrophication

    Managing eutrophication is a key element in maintaining the earths biodiversity Eutrophication is a process mostly associated with human activity whereby ecosystems accumulate minerals This free courseEutrophication explains how this process occurs what its effects on different types of habitat are and how it might be managed

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    12 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    26 Nov 2018

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    Managing eutrophication is a key element in maintaining the earths biodiversity....
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    Cell signalling

    This free course Cell signalling explains the general principles of signal transduction and specifically how even the simplest organisms can detect and respond to events in their everchanging environment

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    12 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    24 Mar 2016

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    This free course, Cell signalling, explains the general principles of signal...
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    People-centred designing

    Designed products surround us all and range from bus tickets to buildings This free course Peoplecentred designing focuses firmly on usability and the increasingly important phenomenon of peoplecentred design It aims to inform consumers of design ie all of us about this crucial characteristic of design In addition to stimulating interest in areas of concern for producers of design the course might also provide an introduction to engineering manufacturing and business studies

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    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    17 Mar 2016

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    Designed products surround us all and range from bus tickets to buildings. This...
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    Introduction to active galaxies

    The field of active galaxies is recognised as one of increasing importance But how do we know there are different kinds of galaxy What are active galaxies How are they powered This free course Introduction to active galaxies examines the different types of active galaxies and looks at the crucial role of the active galactic nucleus and the energy source at its heart

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    20 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    12 Sep 2019

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    The field of active galaxies is recognised as one of increasing importance. But...
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    Workplace learning with coaching and mentoring

    In this free course Workplace learning with coaching and mentoring you will consider theoretical and practical issues in planning and managing learning and talent development programmes in your organisation You will also explore ideas about coaching and mentoring both are prominent learning and development tools in contemporary organisations You will also learn about how different learning theories and philosophies become concrete in the practical decisions you make about learning and talent development The course is designed to encourage critical and personal reflection on these practices which will enhance your learning

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    9 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    13 Jun 2019

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    Introducing the philosophy of religion

    In this free course Introducing the philosophy of religion Timothy Chappell Professor of Philosophy asks what the words God and religion mean and what it means to ask philosophical questions about them

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    12 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    01 Jul 2019

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    In this free course, Introducing the philosophy of religion, Timothy Chappell,...
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    The Ancient Olympics: Bridging past and present

    This free course The Ancient Olympics Bridging past and present highlights the similarities and differences between our modern Games and the Ancient Olympics and explores why today as we prepare for future Olympics we still look back at the Classical world for meaning and inspiration

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    5 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    01 Jul 2016

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    Introduction to finite element analysis

    What is finite element analysis what is it and why do we carry it out This free course Introduction to finite element analysis introduces the essence of finite element analysis As an example of its use you will look at the case of FEA of the tub of a racing car You will also have the opportunity to try out two exercises to carry out a simple analysis of a plate and a square beam

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    7 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    12 Sep 2019

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    What is finite element analysis (what is it and why do we carry it out? This free...
  • Intermediate Spanish: A trip across Latin America

    In this free course you will embark on a journey off the beaten track to see the natural wonders of Latin America and some of its people Intermediate Spanish A trip across Latin America invites you to discover how people in South and Central America have adapted to the different environments which have created the conditions in which they live You will be able to listen to and read the personal stories of both locals and visitors and you will improve your language skills by practising expressing uncertainty opinions and concerns in Spanish

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    8 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    02 Mar 2020

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